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Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion. (Muhammad Ali)

A likely impossibility is always preferable to an unconvincing possibility. (Aristotle)

I acquired by first saxophone... a very easy instrument to get started on, but learning to play like Bird or Cannonball Adderly seemed an impossible mission. (Gilad Atzmon)

So all things limp together for the only possible. (Samuel Beckett)

Impossibility only lasts until you find new unbelievable hard evidences. (Toba Beta)

When you set your sights on what may seem impossible, you somehow live your way into much more than you ever dreamed could be true for you. (Susan Biali, M.D.)

Impossibility: a word only to be found in the dictionary of fools. (Napoleon Bonaparte)

'Impossible' is not a scientific term. (Vanna Bonta)

Eliminate the impossible. Then if nothing remains, some part of the 'impossible' was possible. (Anthony Boucher)

We are an impossibility in an impossible universe. (Ray Bradbury)

Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before they were done. (Louis D. Brandeis)

Who so loves believes the impossible. (Elizabeth Barrett Browning)

All things are possible until they are proved impossible - and even the impossible may only be so, as of now. (Pearl S. Buck)

If someone says 'can't,' that shows you what to do. (John Cage)

Every noble work is at first impossible. (Thomas Carlyle)

-from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland...
There is no use trying, said Alice; one can't believe impossible things. I dare say you haven't had much practice, said the Queen. When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast. (Lewis Carroll)

In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd. (Miguel de Cervantes)

Impossibilities are merely things which we have not yet learned, or which we do not wish to happen. (Charles W. Chesnutt)

The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible. (Arthur C. Clarke)

It is not possible to give up when you have to pursue your art to breathe. (Rodney Cobb)

Only one thing makes a dream impossible: the fear of failure. (Paulo Coelho)

Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work. (Bette Davis)

The essence of life is statistical improbability on a colossal scale. (Richard Dawkins)

- Twenty Years After...
Great people only thank you for doing the impossible; what's possible, they say they can effect themselves. (Alexandre Dumas)

It is almost impossible to reconcile self-expression with the creative act. (Charles Eames)

- b.AD 23 d.AD 79, Gaius Plinius Secundus...
How many things... are looked upon as quite impossible until they have been actually effected? (Pliny the Elder)

It is impossible to say just what I mean! (T. S. Eliot)

Nothing is so embarrassing as watching someone do something that you said couldn't be done. (Sam Ewing)

Back of ninety-nine out of one-hundred assertions that a thing cannot be done is nothing but the unwillingness to do it. (William Feather)

Man is so made that when anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish. (Jean de La Fontaine)

It is impossible to please all the world and one's father. (Jean de La Fontaine)

The opposite of nature is impossible. (Buckminster Fuller)

It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow. (Robert H. Goddard)

In two words, im possible. (Samuel Goldwyn)

It's absolutely impossible, but it has possibilities. (Samuel Goldwyn)

Painting seems like impossibility, with only a sign now and then of its own light. (Philip Guston)

An impossibility does not disturb us until its accomplishment shows what fools we were. (Henry S. Haskins)

Never tell a young person that anything cannot be done. God may have been waiting centuries for someone ignorant enough of the impossible to do that very thing. (John Andrew Holmes)

The impossible talked of is less impossible from the moment words are laid to it. (Storm Jameson)

For the ordinary man, whose mind is a checkerboard of criss-crossing reflections, opinions, and prejudices, bare attention is virtually impossible. (Philip Kapleau)

The Wright brothers flew right through the smoke screen of impossibility. (Charles F. Kettering)

Don't undertake a project unless it is manifestly important and nearly impossible. (Edwin Land)

It is impossible to abolish either with a law or an ax the desires of men. (Walter Lippmann)

I had a quick grasp of the secret to sanity; it had become the ability to hold the maximum of impossible combinations in one's mind. (Norman Mailer)

It always seems impossible until its done. (Nelson Mandela)

Working on these paintings, there's always an idea which is an ideal. It's always impossible... But I think every time, maybe, I just get closer to some impossible thing... (Brice Marden)

Imagination gives us the impertinence to imagine making the impossible possible. (Michael Michalko)

It's impossible to just localize your perceptions - because the stimuli come from both eyes. (Guido Molinari)

I am enslaved to my work, always wanting the impossible, and never, I believe, have I been less favoured by the endlessly changeable weather. (Claude Monet)

However far modern science and techniques have fallen short of their inherent possibilities, they have taught mankind at least one lesson; nothing is impossible. (Lewis Mumford)

I know that it is impossible to talk about my work. And since it's impossible for me or anybody else to talk about my work, I feel I might as well talk about it. (Barnett Newman)

In everything one thing is impossible: rationality. (Friedrich Nietzsche)

This is unfortunately a world in which things find it difficult, frequently impossible, to live up to their names. (Joseph Priestley)

So many dreams at first seem impossible. And then they seem improbable. And then when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable. (Christopher Reeve)

We live in a time when the words impossible and unsolvable are no longer part of the scientific community's vocabulary. (Christopher Reeve)

It is impossible that anything will be well understood or well done that is taken into a reluctant understanding, and executed with a servile hand. (Sir Joshua Reynolds)

My greatest gift is stupidity. I'm too stupid to recognize when something is impossible. (Ken Robertson)

Nothing is impossible; there are ways that lead to everything, and if we had sufficient will we should always have sufficient means. It is often merely for an excuse that we say things are impossible. (Francois de La Rochefoucauld)

You must do the thing you think you cannot do. (Eleanor Roosevelt)

It is impossible, as impossible as to raise the dead, to restore anything that has ever been great or beautiful in architecture. (John Ruskin)

The Difficult is that which can be done immediately; the Impossible that which takes a little longer. (George Santayana)

Scan your subject for things that are clearly impossible. After all, paint isn't magic! If you see that certain elements in the subject are beyond the limits of your pigments, try to form an idea beforehand of how you are going to handle those areas when you get to them. (Richard Schmid)

Again and again, the impossible decision is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made. (Robert H. Schuller)

Just 'cause somethin' ain't been done / Don't mean it can't be did... (Shel Silverstein)

The great difficulty with large canvases is that they should by right be painted as fast as a sketch. By speed only can you gain an appearance of fleeting effect. But to paint a three yard canvas with the same dispatch as one of ten inches is well-nigh impossible. (Joaquin Sorolla)

So long as a man imagines that he cannot do this or that, so long as he is determined not to do it; and consequently so long as it is impossible to him that he should do it. (Baruch Spinoza)

Perhaps it is impossible for a person who does no good to do no harm. (Harriet Beecher Stowe)

-in 1869...
In the age in which we live, the impossible is every day losing ground. (Anne-Sophie Swetchine)

Alleged 'impossibilities' are opportunities for our capacities to be stretched. (Charles Swindoll)

Reputations are made by searching for things that can't be done and doing them. (Frank Tyger)

You cannot achieve the impossible without attempting the absurd. (Author unknown)

The world is divided into two classes: those who believe the incredible, and those who do the improbable. (Oscar Wilde)

I've come to realize that the mark is the primal gesture, the internal connection of the caveman to the cosmos; an impossibility similar to an impulse in an insect's nervous system that it could somehow reduce to dust a steel beam by endlessly crawling over it. (Joel Peter Witkin)

We have been impossible right from the beginning and we must continue to be impossible because we are raising a voice against suffering which has been considered to be the nature of life. It is our joy to be considered impossible - and it is our greater joy to make the impossible a living reality. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)


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